In loving memory of HM the Queen, with two of her favourite companions

25th January 2023

Happy New Year

Wishing all our members a Happy New Year! As the days are getting lighter we are planning events for 2023 and are finalising dates and venues for variety of activities, which we hope to start in February.

AGM report

The AGM took place at The Fenwick Hotel on Wednesday 23rd November.  Firstly there were some upbeat, cheery reports from the Chair, Team Manager and Treasurer (aka Susan, Hayley and Helen).  Secondly two snap quiz questions were answered by Fiona Miller and Trish Harvey and prizes awarded.  Then the main prize giving  took place:- Katrina Boon won the cup for most improved dressage in the summer competitions and Laura Smith won the most improved jumping trophy with Susan Stuart in runners up place.  Susan Stuart and Helen Green shared the Claire Nichol award for their work for the club.   Commended rosettes (for BRC competitions) were given to Hannah and Ella Gilchrist, Sharon Thom, Carol McGrath, Rachel Sherry, Rebecca McNab and Hayley Nelson. Thanks to all who attended and showed appreciation of the work carried out by the committee and volunteers and Rebecca for organising the slide show.

Some dates for you diary

  David Gatherer SJ Training 2023 David’s lessons in 2023 start at Muirmill on 3rd February and 17th April 2023, at 4, 5 and 6pm.  The 3rd February session has 2 spaces at 4pm, 1 at 5pm and 1 at 6pm, so book now to get a space.

 Hot off the press!  The spring dates for Debbie’s pole and cross pole sessions are Thursdays 16th February, 16th March and 13th April. They are on Equo now.

Ailsa’s flatwork lessons, also at Gainford, will be starting on Wednesday 22nd Febraury, followed by 15th March and 5th April.

Looking ahead to summer!

We have dates for Dressage for Fun and Fun Summer SJ, these are both out doors at Muirmill. The first dressage evening will be Tuesday 18/4/23 and the first SJ evening will be Tuesday 25/4/23.

All the training events can be booked through Equo on the Events page, remember to click the box for discount if you are a member of ARC.

Good luck to all our members who are competing at Blair Horse Trials in all the various events. Hope you have great time and make some wonderful memories!

BHS Ayrshire and Ayr Riding Club Annual Joint Festive Beach Ride at Irvine Beach

Despite atrocious weather the beach ride went ahead and was enjoyed by some very hardy souls and their equally hardy horses.

Membership news for 2023! The membership fee for 2023 will be £25 (it is usually £35) if paid by the end of March 2023.  We will be taking membership fees, through Equo, from 1st January.

Remember, if you want to enter BRC competitions you have to be a club member. BRC are not sending out individual membership cards in 2023, in order to decrease costs and waste, but are emailing cards to members which can be saved.